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New Cub Cadet 149: The tear-down begins!

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Posted February 24, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Sorry you are having so many issues with the cylinders.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 01:34 AM

Sorry you are having so many issues with the cylinders.

You expect to have issues with anything that's 43 years old.  As long as I get the right locking wire I'll be happy.  I've made lots of progress in a short period of time.  A lot of that is because of the  help from lots of great people on this forum.  Their comments or suggestion save me a lot of time.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 01:52 AM

Didn't make a lot of visible progress tonight.  Finished adjusting and sanding all of the shielding on the motor.  Made sure I used a little anti-seize on the bolts so I don't brake anymore in the future.  I also neutralized any rust that remaining.  I used Loctite 633877  Extend Rust Neutralizer in an aerosol can to stop the rust.  Has anybody used this and had problems with their paint not sticking?  If nobodies used it, I'll be finding out this weekend if it interferes with the bonding process. 

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Finished the night off with rebuilding the carb..  I had soaked the carb. in carb. cleaning solution about a week ago so all I had to do was remove the float valve with a socket that I had ground down.  It's all good to go back on after I paint the engine.  I've decided to replace the carb. retaining bolts with some studs.  Those bolts are a pain to get off.

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Here is the incorrect retaining wire that I got from the IH dealer.  It thickness is off by about .035 of an inch.

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 01:55 AM

Very enjoyable read this morning. Thanks for taking us along on the ride! It is looking good :thumbs:

Thanks!

It's a lot of fun sharing what I've been doing.  My wife so far has been understanding and patient about the project.  I figure when I'm done the tractor will be like new!


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 05:31 AM

Looking good, Mark! I have been using Rustoleum Rust Reformer for stopping rust. Usually put a coat of self-etching primer over that before paint.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Looking good, Mark! I have been using Rustoleum Rust Reformer for stopping rust. Usually put a coat of self-etching primer over that before paint.

What's the lowest temperature that you will paint at?



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Posted February 25, 2016 - 04:06 PM

I like 60° & up. Humidity can be an issue, don't want too much! With a spray gun, 70° is better around here.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 05:44 PM

I like 60° & up. Humidity can be an issue, don't want too much! With a spray gun, 70° is better around here.

How much is to much humidity?

 



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Posted February 25, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Since you live near the Left Coast, try for below 75% I would think. It kinda depends on a lot of things and I am far from an expert. If you can warm the parts (heat lamp or 500W Halogen), I think that would help. Not too hot to handle, just nice and warm to burn off any moisture on them before putting paint on.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Since you live near the Left Coast, try for below 75% I would think. It kinda depends on a lot of things and I am far from an expert. If you can warm the parts (heat lamp or 500W Halogen), I think that would help. Not too hot to handle, just nice and warm to burn off any moisture on them before putting paint on.

Thanks!

I actually live in a desert but we might get some rain this weekend.  Today was about 60 degrees and sunny.  Most people assume that all of Washington gets a lot of rain like Seattle.  The Eastern part of the state(East of the Cascade Mountains) is very dry (17 inches year).  You have to irrigate to keep things from drying out during the summer.  We have plenty of sage brush, tumble weeds, cacti and rattle snakes.  I could go on but I don't think that most people would really care.  Looks us up on google map and you'll see what I mean. 

 

Maybe you could drive your hotrod Alice to see me some time! :D  Make sure you have lots of sunscreen!


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:06 PM

About your light switch, something you can try later is solder the broken tab back on if you still have it. I have done it several times with success and the switch is still working fine!

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:07 PM

Thanks!

I actually live in a desert but we might get some rain this weekend.  Today was about 60 degrees and sunny.  Most people assume that all of Washington gets a lot of rain like Seattle.  The Eastern part of the state(East of the Cascade Mountains) is very dry (17 inches year).  You have to irrigate to keep things from drying out during the summer.  We have plenty of sage brush, tumble weeds, cacti and rattle snakes.  I could go on but I don't think that most people would really care.  Looks us up on google map and you'll see what I mean. 

 

Maybe you could drive your hotrod Alice to see me some time! :D  Make sure you have lots of sunscreen!

That's neat to know.  I just looked up your town on google earth.  Looks like there are a lot of center pivots out there for farm fields by what the satellite image shows.  


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:13 PM

About your light switch, something you can try later is solder the broken tab back on if you still have it. I have done it several times with success and the switch is still working fine!

That's a good cheap fix! 



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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:21 PM

That's neat to know.  I just looked up your town on google earth.  Looks like there are a lot of center pivots out there for farm fields by what the satellite image shows.  

There is a very diverse agriculture in our area.  We grow Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Wheat, Corn, Potatoes, and Hops(for beer) to name a few.  The hottest thing for the past 15 years has been vineyards.  We are one of the largest wine producers in the U.S..  We have lots of microbrew beer companies as well.  It's a tough place to live when you're thirsty for an adult beverage! :beer:


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Posted February 27, 2016 - 09:16 PM

Didn't have a lot of time today to work on the tractor.  I did get aluminum primer on the aluminum parts on the motor Friday night.  Today I put the first coat of yellow primer on the whole engine.  It was my first time with a gravity feed paint gun.  It worked great!  I had very little over spray.  Here is what it looks like

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